Gripped Magazine

May 25, 2014

Toronto World Cup Countdown

The next IFSC World Cup will be a solo Bouldering competition held in Toronto (Hamilton)  from May 31 to June 1, after a well deserved two-week break for the athletes.  The first North American competition also marks the start of the second half of the 2014 IFSC Boulder World Cup
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New Variation to North Ridge on Kangchenjunga

Russian Denis Urubko has reached the summit of Kangchenjunga 8,586 m, climbing a minor variation on the lower face to access the North Ridge. Adam Bielecki, Artem Braun and Dimtry Sinev, Alex Txikon and Urubko had set out for a new route on the northwest face, but conditions
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Midnight Lightning

Midnight Lightning is on the Columbia Boulder in Camp 4 of Yosemite. It has been described as the world’s most famous bouldering problem. The first ascent was by Ron Kauk in 1978 and the first female ascent was by Lynn Hill in 1998. The problem had been easily identified by
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Fourth Woman to Climb 5.14d

Muriel Sarkany became the fourth woman to climb 5.14d by climbing Punt X in the Gorges du Loup, France. Check out this video from Nov. 2013 of Sarkany making history. For more on Sarkany, visit her website here.
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Video: Tazmania’s Moai

The Moai is one of Tasmania’s unique rock towers protruding from the sea located at Fortesque bay. The little brother of the more famous Totem Pole which requires a bit more walking, but less intimidating climbing as one can chill out on a nice platform as opposed to being
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